John Berglund

John Berglund, Ph.D.

Emeritus Professor

Curriculum vitae


  • Ph.D. in Mathematics, Tulane University, 1967 [Dissertation: “Various Topics about Weakly Almost Functions and Semitopological Functions"; Advisers: Karl H. Hofmann and Frank T. Birtel]
  • B.A. in Mathematics, Ohio Wesleyan University, 1962

Research Interests

In my research I investigate topologic and algebraic structures obtained from the spectra of C*-algebras of continuous functions on certain topological spaces which themselves have algebraic properties.

Select Publications

  • Berglund, J. F., Junghenn, H. D., Milnes, P., Analysis on Semigroups: Function Spaces. Compactifications, Representations, Canadian Mathematical Society Series of Monographs and Advanced Texts, John Wiley and Sons, New York, 1989; Mathematical Reviews 91b (1991) #43001.
  • Berglund, J. F., Junghenn, H. D., Milnes, P., Compact Right Topological Semigroups and Generalizations of Almost Periodicity, Lecture Notes in Mathematics, volume #663, Springer-Verlag, Berlin-Heidelberg-New York, 1978; Mathematical Reviews 80c (1980) #22003, Bulletin of the American Mathematical Society 3 (1980), 745-752.
  • Berglund, J. F., Hofmann, K H., Compact Semitopological Semigroups and Weakly Almost Periodic Functions, Lecture Notes in Mathematics, vol. #42, Springer-Verlag, Berlin-Heidelberg-New York, 1967; Mathematical Reviews 36 (1968) #6531.

Professional Appointments

  • 1982–2012 Professor of Mathematics, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia
  • 1991–2003 Director, University Honors Program, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia
  • 1975–82 Associate Professor of Mathematical Sciences, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia
  • 1972-75 Assistant Professor of Mathematical Sciences, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia
  • 1971-72 Visiting Associate Professor of Mathematics, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • 1970-71 Independent Research Worker in Pure Mathematics, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, England,.
  • 1967-71 Assistant Professor of Mathematics, Wesleyan University, Middletown, Connecticut, (on leave 1970 – 1971)


  • American Mathematical Society
  • Mathematical Association of America


  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Greater Richmond Council of Teachers of Mathematics Lucien T. Hall Distinguished Service Award in Mathematics Education, 2004
  • Ohio Wesleyan University Sesquicentennial Alumnus Award, Department of Mathematical Sciences (“presented to alumni who have made outstanding contributions in their fields and is given in celebration of Ohio Wesleyan’s 150th year”), 1992
  • Virginia Commonwealth University, College of Humanities and Sciences Lecturer Award, 1986